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    Yellowstone

    National Park ID,MT,WY

Park Roads

The map below shows the current status of all park roads. Click on a road segment to get more detail. Temporary closures are always possible. Check locally for road updates.
 

Yellowstone Roads

Real-time road status information for Yellowstone National Park.
 

Current Road Status

  • The road from the park's North Entrance at Gardiner, MT, through Mammoth Hot Springs and on to Cooke City, MT, outside the park's Northeast Entrance is open to automobile travel all year. The road east of Cooke City is closed to automobile traffic.
  • The road between the park's South Entrance and Old Faithful is open for commercially and non-commercially-guided snowmobile trips or travel by commercial snowcoach.
  • Commercial snowcoaches with rubber tracks or large oversnow tires or other high clearance commercial wheeled vehicles will be permitted to transport visitors between West Yellowstone and Old Faithful.
  • Commercial snowcoaches with rubber tracks or large oversnow tires will be permitted to offer visitor travel on road segments linking Mammoth Hot Springs, Norris, Madison, Canyon, and the northern end of Hayden Valley.
  • The road from the northern end of Hayden Valley through Fishing Bridge Junction to West Thumb is not currently suitable for any type of guided visitor travel.

 

Projected Winter Opening Dates for Oversnow Travel (conditions permitting)

Opening:

  • December 22: East Entrance Road (from East Entrance to Lake Butte) at 8:00 a.m.
Closing:
  • March 1: East Entrance to Lake Butte; Mammoth to Norris Junction closes at 9:00 p.m.
  • March 3: Norris Junction to Madison Junction, and Norris Junction to Canyon closes at 9 p.m.
  • March 8: Canyon Junction to Fishing Bridge Junction closes at 9 p.m.
  • March 15: Remaining groomed roads in the park close at 9 p.m.
 

2015 Spring Road Opening Dates

Weather permitting, roads open at 8 am. Changes and delays are always possible.

  • April 17: Mammoth to Old Faithful;Madison to West Entrance;Norris to Canyon.
  • May 1: Canyon Junction to Lake;Lake to East Entrance (Sylvan Pass).
  • May 8: Lake to South Entrance;Tower Junction to Tower Fall.
  • May 22: Tower Fall to Canyon Junction (Dunraven Pass); Beartooth Highway.
  • June 11: Old Faithful to West Thumb (Craig Pass).
2015 Fall Closing Dates
  • October 13: Beartooth Pass and Dunraven Pass close
  • November 2: All roads except the road between the North Entrance and the Northeast entrance close at 8:00 am

 

General Road and Entrance Information

  • Most park roads are CLOSED to auto travel between early November and late April.
  • The road from the North Entrance at Gardiner, Montana, through the park to Cooke City, Montana, via Tower Junction is open twenty-four hours a day, all year to auto travel.
  • U.S. Highway 212 is closed to auto travel just east of Cooke City from late fall to late spring.
  • Visit our Road Construction and Delays and Park Entrances pages for more information.
  • For more information on biking in the shoulder seasons please see our spring and fall bike pages.

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